Table 6

Performance status in control (n=127) and intervention (n=121) groups at time 0 and 3 and 6 months after the introduction of the shared care programme

Time 03 months6 months
(0) Fully active, able to carry out all normal activity without restrictions373732353530
(1) Restricted in physically strenuous activity but ambulatory and able to carry out light work767450414035
(2) Ambulatory and capable of self-care but unable to carry out any work. Up and about more than 50% of waking hours881191210
(3) Capable of only limited self-care, confined to bed or chair more than 50% of waking hours522311
(4) Completely disabled. Cannot carry on any self-care. Totally confined to bed or chair100001
Drop outs (total)0011132424